The introduction of the farm tractor revolutionized the manner in which agriculture was done. With the replacement of human effort, and animal inputs, production was increased exponentially, with more being done in less time. The first machines that could be looked at “tractors” were massive steam driven machines developed in the 1870’s. These machines had tremendous power at its advantage, however versatility was not really an advantage.
The invention of the inner combustion engine gave a boost to farm tractor production. Companies like International Harvester, Case, Rumley, and Hart-Parr adopted their steam driven tractors to utilize the smaller internal combustion (IC)engines, though the steel tracks for wheels were still used. The diesel engine was later manufactured by the German Engineer Rudolph Diesel, from Germany’s Dresden’s University of Technology. This enabled an improved tractor to be manufactured with the more reliable, less problematic diesel engine.
Popular tractors today include Agco, Allis Chalmers, Case-IH, David Brown, Deutz, Fiat, Ford, New Holland, Massey Ferguson, McCormick, and combines Gleaner, and New Idea.Deutz Fahr Parts Catalog
Maintenance parts for many of these tractors are offered by the respective companies. Dealers for many of these tractors are observed throughout North American and most areas of the world.
However, a least expensive method of maintenance parts are from replacement manufactures (aftermarket supplies), and good used or rebuilt parts from salvaged yards. Popular aftermarket suppliers are:
Vapormatic. Vapormatic is just a British based manufacturer of replacement parts for most agriculture equipment. This company was started in 1949 when two engineers experimented trying to work tractors with vaporizing tractor oil. Several major mergers and sales were made during the coming years. The major merger was the sale of the whole Vapormatic company to John Deere in 2001. The Bepco model of replacement parts for ag equipment is another famous British tractor parts company providing parts for David Brown, Deutz-KHD, Fendt, Fiat, Ford, New Holland, Case-IH, John Deere, Steyr, Renault, Same-Laborghini-Hurliman, Perkins, Massey Ferguson, Landini, Zetor, Valmet, Merlo, Kubota, Manitou, JCB and McCormick.
The major development with Bepco is its merger with the other British company, Tract-Pieces. Today, the combined companies is known as Bepco-Tracpieces Group. TISCO, an American model of tractor parts, begain its humble beginning after Ben Calmenson began training of his car’s truck, selling parts for ag equipment in 1937. Right after, he started manufacturing parts for the machines. Today, TISCO is owned by the Woods Equipment Company, and provides more than 37,000 parts for ag equipment
Male Clevite. Male Clevite is most known in the parts world as Clevite. This can be a US based company that manufactures for both OEM companies, and sells parts as aftermarket to the non OEM companies.. The benefit of using Clevite is that the aftermarket parts are given the same warranty because the OEM, being that they are both usually the one and same parts Federal Mogul is known for its many sub-variations of names. Names like FP Diesel, Diesel Guard, Moog chassis parts, champion spark plugs, National and Payen gaskets, Sealed Power o rings and sealing parts, and Wager parts. These are all popular parts which are used for both high quality applications, ag equipment, and automotive sector.